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Monday, June 3, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend has been set in stone since New Years Eve. That night we planned a trip to Tangier with our good friends. After a 4 hour car ride and a looong windy boat ride from Reedville, all 11 of us (plus 2 dogs) finally made it! After giving a full tour of the Island, our next stop was a seafood dinner at The Fisherman's Corner. We ordered crab bisque, hot crab dip, crab cakes, soft crabs, fish...basically anything seafood on the menu, we got it!


Sunday we spent the morning/afternoon at the beach...


And the guys decided to go for a swim. It was freezing.


They were quick getting out of the water!


Then we went to the annual Memorial Day service....


It was great as always and I loved getting to see one of my high school classmates, Aubrey, participate in the service. As I was standing there these lyrics were in my head:

"I thank God for my life
And for the stars and stripes
May freedom forever fly
Let it ring

Salute the ones who died
The ones that give their lives
So we don’t have to sacrifice
All the things we love"
-ZBB

I'm normally not a country fan, but it's something about summer and country music that goes hand in hand.


Me and my brother at the service.


That evening Joe's dad took everyone to his crab house and showed everyone the crabbing process.

 

Getting the full Tangier experience.


Kai touching a soft crab...


The puffer fish was a hit!



We also jumped off of the beacon...and it was freaking freezing.


And you can't visit Tangier without steamed crabs, thanks dad!



We ended Sunday with kayaking at sunset. It was perfect and definitely a highlight of the trip!


Before we left on Monday we went to the beach one more time ate at the Waterfront and while we waited for our food, Jonathon took me for a spin on his new ride..



 I love being back home in the summer time, honestly I could move back. Sadly I can't so there's always our next visit which is for the 4th! 


2 comments:

Susan said...

Looks like another great visit home! :O) It was good seeing you!

Ashley Eskridge said...

Yes it was good seeing you too, I'll see you again for the 4th! Crazy how fast the summer is going, i'm trying not to rush it, it's my favorite season!